2. Introduction of this Faculty
  3. Department of Regional Studies and Humanities
  4. Program in Humanities

Program in Humanities


We cultivate human resources who can act as core personnel taking charge of inheritance, creation and recreation of local cultural resources or taking charge of important roles in the lifelong studies in local communities, by learning diverse histories of Japan and other countries, or by learning languages, cultures and arts.



Japanese Culture Area


In this Area, Japanese culture can be learnt mainly from the viewpoints of language, history, literature and art. Japanese culture is a unique culture, which has been formed through the intercommunication with and under the influence of Asian, European and American countries. And each local place in Japan has its own locality. In this Area, you can learn how to understand the characteristic of Japanese cultures and history from the standpoint of "Japan in the World", and can acquire the ability to distribute, inherit and develop Japanese culture to the world.

International Culture Area


In this Area, the world's cultures (mainly European-American and Asian cultures) can be learnt from the viewpoints of literature, art, history, philosophy and language. Also, foreign language learning programs in this course are functionally associated with the special area courses for the improvement of practical skills of foreign languages.
We cultivate human resources who can comprehend the relationship between the local and the world from the global viewpoint, by comparing the situation of our region and all of Japan with that of other countries and giving further considerations.

Art Culture Area


In this Area, arts can be learnt from the viewpoints of music, fine art and formative culture. Not only music and fine art, but also theatrical art and cinemas, poetry and literature have been taking charge of important roles in many cultures in all ages and countries. Art can directly appeal visually or aurally to the emotion. No absolute answer exists, rather, many different interpretations exist. We cultivate human resources who can contribute to the promotion of local culture by multilaterally understanding diverse ways of art representation from historical, aesthetic, cultural and social viewpoints and further making effective proposals for the promotion.



From the second grade, you can freely choose the subjects to learn in respective Courses/Areas.

Fields of work

Private companies (banks, insurance companies, telecommunications companies, medical/welfare companies, education/learning supporting companies, transportation companies and other service companies)
Civil services (government officials, local government officials, police officers, etc.)


Main Courses

    Core Subjects in this Course

  • Human Culture Basic Seminar
  • Environmental History - Introduction
  • Japanese History - Introduction
  • Japanese Linguistics - Introduction
  • Linguistics - Introduction
  • Studies on Korea - For Beginners
  • Western History - Introduction
  • Ethics - Introduction
  • Modern Culture in English-Speaking World
  • Visual Culture
  • Arts, Cultures and Society
  • Arts - Introduction
  • Music - Introduction

Japanese Culture Area

  • History of Ancient and Middle Ages of Japan - Practice
  • Early Modern and Modern Ages of Japan - Practice
  • History of Japan - Practice
  • Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Literature - Practice
  • Japanese Linguistics
  • Japanese Linguistics - Practice
  • Art Culture
  • Music History

 International Culture Area

  • Eastern History
  • Chinese Social Culture
  • Korean Society
  • Reading of Western History References
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Studies on European and American Cultures
  • Special Studies on Linguistic Culture
  • English Literature - Introduction
  • Special Studies on Formative Culture
  • Special Studies on Visual Culture
  • Special Studies on Linguistics
  • Special Studies on Linguistic Communication

 Art Culture Area

  • Music History
  • Ethnic Music History
  • Musicology - Practice
  • Conducting Techniques
  • Basic Singing
  • Art Culture
  • Art Design Culture
  • North European Crafts
  • Structure and Design
  • Special Studies on Formative Culture
  • Special Studies on Visual Culture